Performance of a transmutation advanced device for sustainable energy application

García, C. and Rosales, J. and García, L. and Pérez-Navarro, A. and Escrivá, A. and Abánades Velasco, Alberto (2011). Performance of a transmutation advanced device for sustainable energy application. "Progress in Nuclear Energy", v. 53 (n. 8); pp. 1151-1158. ISSN 0149-1970. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2011.07.009.

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Title: Performance of a transmutation advanced device for sustainable energy application
Author/s:
  • García, C.
  • Rosales, J.
  • García, L.
  • Pérez-Navarro, A.
  • Escrivá, A.
  • Abánades Velasco, Alberto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Progress in Nuclear Energy
Date: November 2011
ISSN: 0149-1970
Volume: 53
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética y Fluidomecánica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Preliminary studies have been performed to design a device for nuclear waste transmutation and hydrogen generation based on a gas-cooled pebble bed accelerator driven system, TADSEA (Transmutation Advanced Device for Sustainable Energy Application). In previous studies we have addressed the viability of an ADS Transmutation device that uses as fuel wastes from the existing LWR power plants, encapsulated in graphite in the form of pebble beds, cooled by helium which enables high temperatures (in the order of 1200 K), to generate hydrogen from water either by high temperature electrolysis or by thermochemical cycles. For designing this device several configurations were studied, including several reflectors thickness, to achieve the desired parameters, the transmutation of nuclear waste and the production of 100 MW of thermal power. In this paper new studies performed on deep burn in-core fuel management strategy for LWR waste are presented. The fuel cycle on TADSEA device has been analyzed based on both: driven and transmutation fuel that had been proposed by the General Atomic design of a gas turbine-modular helium reactor. The transmutation results of the three fuel management strategies, using driven, transmutation and standard LWR spent fuel were compared, and several parameters describing the neutron performance of TADSEA nuclear core as the fuel and moderator temperature reactivity coefficients and transmutation chain, are also presented

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Item ID: 12699
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/12699/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:12699
DOI: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2011.07.009
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Dec 2012 10:29
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:58
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